Documentary Campus Masterschool
The Documentary world is changing and we are changing with it!
Highlights of the newly designed Masterschool 2013 include:
A broader range of projects to include multiplatform, two-screen formats, specialist factual, series and one-offs
Deeper industry engagement
More focused mentoring program
Closer relationship to funds and foundations
A shorter, accelerated development period
On-going support after the pitch from dedicated financing experts
Due to the actual global market budgets, from 2013 onward the repayment to the Documentary Campus is reduced from 15.000 Euro to 8.000 Euro. This repayment is being paid out of the production budget and only in the case the project goes into production.
How it works
15 of the projects submitted will be selected
Their producer/director teams will be interviewed via skype and asked to supply a full treatment prior the first workshop
The teams will be invited to 3 intensive development workshops and trained to pitch their concept in a specially organized forum.
At the Leipzig Networking Days, the teams will present their fully developed projects to leading commissioning editors from around the world.
In the 4th workshop after the pitching, we will assist in devising a finance strategy.
To take part, you must submit your project online by 10 December 2012!
We are looking for
All types of factual media: television series, one-offs, creative docs, multiplatform or two-screen formats.
Genre films, such as history, science, arts, wildlife, natural history, environment, human interest.
Great stories that need additional development before being pitched internationally.
Stories and characters that can reach global audiences.
NOTE: Projects that have already been pitched internationally are ineligible.
Who can apply?
Professional producer/director teams from across Europe.
What do you need to submit?
All applications must include:
A two-page treatment
A teaser or character reel (max. 3 min) of key protagonists or a mood board
Evidence of access to key characters or institutions crucial to the project
A letter of recommendation from a commissioner, funder, experienced production house or experienced distributor
A self-presentation video (max. 4 min). Tell us why you want to attend the Masterschool with the project
What happens next?
15 projects will be selected by the end of January 2013. In the second-stage of the selection process, short-listed project teams will be interviewed via Skype and asked to supply a fully developed treatment by the end of March. Projects will be reviewed and the successful project teams will be invited to take part in the Masterschool.